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Congratulations to John Symons, Finalist in The People’s Book Prize

Zinoviev Controversy Resolved

Congratulations to John Symons whose book The Zinoviev Controversy Resolved is a finalist in The People’s Book Prize. “John Symons states that he ‘turns on its head the history of the Zinoviev letter’, and puts to rest ‘a national tragedy after a century’. So can this be true? Is it really possible that Symons has been able to solve a mystery that has stymied…

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The Zinoviev Controversy Resolved

Zinoviev Controversy Resolved

The Zinoviev Controversy Resolved by John Symons On the 21st of January 1924 Lenin died. The Conservative government in Westminster collapsed on the same day when Stanley Baldwin lost a vote in the House of Commons. The King invited Ramsay MacDonald, as leader of the second largest Party, to form the first Labour government, rather than dissolving Parliament for a General Election. Mr MacDonald’s…

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Shepheard-Walwyn Wins Best Publisher Award

  The People’s Book Prize finds, supports and promotes new and undiscovered works in three categories, fiction, non-fiction and children’s, with the winners voted for exclusively by the public. Publisher Anthony Werner attended the ceremony at which two of our recent releases had been voted as finalists in the non-fiction category: Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw by Tessa West and The Hidden Girl by…

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100 Years Ago – The Evacuation of the Russian Royal Family from the Crimea

Waiting for HMS Marlborough to set sail, Dagmar looks towards the Crimea for the last time. A guest post by Coryne Hall In November 1918 the armistice ended the First World War. The German army now had to evacuate the Crimea, which they had occupied since the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk earlier that year. King George V was now becoming extremely worried…

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Congratulations to Marika Henriques, Finalist in The People’s Book Prize

Marika Henriques

Congratulations to Marika Henriques whose book The Hidden Girl is a finalist in The People’s Book Prize. The book clearly resonated with many. Marika received a large number of outstanding reviews of her book during the voting. Here are some of them: “Wonderful tapestries, drawings, poetry and her unique story share the pain of being a hidden girl. After much suffering and courage this leads…

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Princess Olga’s Memoirs – travelling the world in style

Princess Olga’s memoirs, Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov, caused a stir when they were published last year. Readers were amused by her “bitingly funny memoir and history of her family, in which she is also more forthcoming about our own royals.”   Emma Wells, The Sunday Times There has been a great deal of interest in Princess Olga and all of the Romanov family in Japan and…

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Three Titles Nominated in The People’s Book Prize

Voting is now open for the Summer 2018 collection of The People’s Book Prize and we are delighted to have three recent titles included by authors Tessa West, Stan Hazell and John Zametica. We would like to encourage all our readers to vote. Unfortunately our books are all in the same category but readers can vote for up to three titles in each so…

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The Influence of Women and a Positive Future for Humankind

A guest post for International Women’s Day by K W Jamieson, author of A World in Two Minds Many millennia ago homo-sapiens had the bright idea of dividing the complex challenge of survival between the sexes. While men became warriors – competing, destroying and killing – women were tasked with the opposite functions of co-operating, creating and healing. Thus human society sent the genders down…

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